“When you first look at the moon, you pretty much see light areas and dark areas, and some are more gray than others,” said planetary geologist Cassandra Runyon of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina. “The lighter areas are the mountains, often referred to as the highlands. The dark areas are volcanic—the mare, which […]
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Seeing Charleston, S.C., in a new light
“It has the largest concentrated Confederate burial ground in the area, but I don’t consider it a Confederate cemetery because 33,000 people are buried here over 160-plus years,” Beverly Donald, Magnolia Cemetery’s superintendent, said in an interview with Patrick Harwood, a communication professor at the College of Charleston. (Harwood posted the interview on his CofCMultimediareporting […]
Why American Christians Love Satan
But who is Satan among today’s American Christians? W. Scott Poole, a professor of history at the College of Charleston and author of Satan in America: The Devil We Know, told me, “In the United States over the last forty to fifty years, a composite image of Satan has emerged that borrows from both popular […]
On the origin of today’s Darwin Day
Universities that have publicly declared celebrations this year include the University of Southern Mississippi, which will have its first Darwin Day confab two days late, on Friday, at its Hattiesburg campus. The College of Charleston, S.C., has a whole week dedicated to Darwin.
Shark Species Thought to Be Extinct Turns Up in Fish Market
The concern for the smoothtooth blacktip’s conservation status is “the same as for any sharks or rays,” said Gavin Naylor, a professor of biology at the College of Charleston, Medical University of South Carolina, who also worked on the 2011 study. “They are what we call K selected animals, meaning they are long lived and have […]
What Happens When the Poor Receive a Stipend?
But Douglas Walker, an economist at the College of Charleston who has done some consulting for pro-gaming organizations, says many of the studies on gaming have methodological problems. Increased criminal behavior may simply be a function of more visitors to the casino area, he says. If the population increases periodically, it’s natural to expect crime […]
Before the Battles and the Protests, the Chains
“Tourism audiences are changing,” said Mary Battle, a public historian with the Avery Research Center for African-American History and Culture at the College of Charleston. But many historians say that recognizing more recent history, like the widespread lynchings of the early 20th century, may remain a difficult task.
Billion-year-old artifacts displayed at SC museum
Charleston has long been known for its history from colonial days to being besieged by the British during the Revolution and as the site where the Civil War began. Now visitors can glimpse much farther into the past.
Top Universities in Asia Offer Prestige, Business Skills
National University of Singapore has a partnership with Yale University, and professors from Northwestern University acted as consultants to help create the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, says Alan Shao, dean of the business school at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. He has traveled to Asia more than 100 times and […]
Discover 11 Hot College Majors That Lead to Jobs
The College of Charleston is one of the few institutions to offer an undergraduate degree in data science. By studying statistics, math and programming, graduates learn to help government agencies, consulting firms, scientific organizations and a variety of companies from e-commerce giants to big-box stores to develop strategy, understand customer behavior or predict market trends. […]